TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti

For Tuesdays with Dorie this week we made biscotti. This is actually the third time I’ve made a biscotti recipe for TWD (previously, and again) which left me perplexed as to what I should say about them. Crunchy cookies are crunchy cookies, am I right?

In previous biscotti posts I’ve shared the story about how I used to work at a bakery that felt like a veritable biscotti factory, and how it took years of therapy biscotti avoidance to get over the experience of cutting and baking hundreds of these cookies at a time. But, y’know, that story’s old news. I’ve whined about it once, and I think the statute of limitations has run out on that one.


[Sidebar: How great is this mustache mug? A friend actually made it for me! One of my baby showers was mustache-themed (amazing) and a crafty friend used crafty tools to decorate all the mugs with mustaches. I’m a little skimpy on how it all worked because I have all the craftiness of a banana slug, but I adore it all the same.]


This particular biscotti recipe was fine but not earth-shattering. I used toasted hazelnuts, dried sour cherries, and semi-sweet chocolate. Despite all of this, they still tasted a bit bland to me. (Which didn’t stop me from munching on them all day, of course.)

I tried them in hot chocolate (I’m not a coffee drinker) and they were better, but still rather unexciting. I guess I am destined to be a soft chocolate chip cookie lover forever. There are worse fates.


Thanks to our hosts, Katrina of Baking and Boys! and Jodi of Homemade and Wholesome. Check out their sites for the recipe!

6 Responses to TWD: Hazelnut Biscotti
  1. Jodie says:

    I agree- these weren’t that great, although your add-ins sound yum. It’s because of your pic on Instagram that I made these :)

  2. Heather says:

    The mustache mug returns! So cute.

  3. Ckay says:

    What a pity you did not like them. They were a winner for me….but even if they weren’t for you, they still look beautiful.

  4. Teresa says:

    We did two variations, but might have to think about adding some flavour when we get around to trying the hazelnut.

  5. Cathleen says:

    I’m glad to hear someone else thought these were bland. I kept eating them as well hoping to find the flavor that never materiaized. They look lovely. Love the mug!

  6. Cher says:

    Hey – anyone who is a chocolate chip cookie lover is okay in my book.
    Great looking cookies.

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